UFC officials are believed to be keen to host a rematch between former middleweight champions Luke Rockhold and Chris Weidman at UFC 230 in New York City on November 3rd, but one of the two fighters isn’t quite ready to put pen to paper just yet.
Rockhold admits that the fight makes sense, but nonetheless he has no plans to walk back into the Octagon unless he’s paid what he believes he’s worth.
“No pen to paper,” Rockhold said yesterday. “Of course it’s intriguing. Madison Square Garden vs. Weidman – (I’m) No. 2, he’s No. 3 (in the official UFC rankings). It’s a pretty clear-cut fight. You go out there and do the job at Madison Square … it’s fun, it’s sexy.
“You’ve got to show me the right contract. I don’t need to do anything. Business is good. We’re doing business everywhere. I’ve got a lot of things going on. When you show me the right contract, I’ll sign the right contract.”
Rockhold defeated Weidman the last time the two fought at UFC 194 in 2015 o take the title, but subsequently lost to Michael Bisping and has since defeated Dave Branch and then suffered a KO loss to Yoel Romero.
However, Rockhold still believes there’s more to come from his fighting career, but the price has to be right.
“I love fighting. I’m nowhere near done fighting. But it’s got to make sense. I’m not going to take off time and lose money to go fight. I love what I do and I know I have a lot more to give in this sport. But these people need to get their contracts straight. They need to get their priorities straight with what they want and where they want to go. I know what I want. Everything is good. I’m not going to (expletive) lose money fighting. I’m doing very well outside the cage.”